The third volume in the distinguished Progress in Self Psychology series brings together the most exciting issues in a rapidly expanding field. Frontiers in Self Psychology is highlighted by sections dealing with self psychology and infancy and self psychology and the psychoses. Clinical contributions include several case studies along with a reconsideration of dream interpretation. Theoretical contributions span issues of gender identity, boundary formation, and the biological foundation of self psychology.
Table of Contents
I. Self Psychology and Infancy 1. Mother-Infant Mutual Influence and Precursors of Psychic Structure, Beebe, Lachmann 2. Affect and the Development of the Self: A New Frontier, Demos 3. Reflections on Self Psychology and Infancy, Basch, Lichtenberg, Sander II. Self Psychology and the Psychoses 4. A Short History of the Psychoanalytic Approach to the Treatment of Psychotic Disorders, Malin 5. Manic-Depressive Illness: Analytic Experience and a Hypothesis, Galatzer-Levy 6. Symbols of Subjective Truth in Psychotic States: Implications for Psychoanalytic Treatment, Stolorow, Atwood, Brandchaft 7. Reflections on Self Psychology and the Psychoses, Basch, Tolpin III. Clinical Contributions 8. Dream Interpretation Revisited, Fosshage 9. Pathognomic Mirroring and the Organization of Experience: A Developmental Factor in Self Psychology, Slade, Moskowitz 10. On Ambition and Hubris: A Case Study, Lachmann IV. Theoretical Contributions 11. Selfobject Failure and Gender Identity, Lothstein 12. On Boundary Formation, Meares 13. Self Psychology from the Perspective of Evolutionary Biology: Toward a Biological Foundation for Self Psychology, Kriegman